Business Plan Resources

Video: Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Business Plan

Failing to plan = planning to fail. Your new or growing business needs a plan. Watch for some basic business plan dos and don’ts from the ASBTDC.


Business Plan Outline

ASBTDC’s  “To the Point” business plan outline can help you focus on the most critical parts of a business.  These key areas are the backbone of your business, and should be an area of focus in your planning efforts. Once you have a draft plan, ASBTDC staff can go over your plan and provide guidance as well as answer questions.

To The Point Business Plan Outline (PDF)

Al Punto Esquema del Plan de Empresa – To the Point Business Plan Outline (Spanish) (PDF)


Business Plan Sample

This sample business plan created by ASBTDC follows the “To the Point” business plan outline. While your business type may be different, notice the types of information discussed in each section. If you have questions about what to include in each section, please contact the ASBTDC.

To The Point Business Plan Sample (PDF)

Plan De Negocio De Muestra Al Punto – To the Point Business Plan Sample (Spanish) (PDF)


Business Model Canvas

Another approach to business planning is the Business Model Canvas. Canvanizer is one example.


Palo Alto Software

Palo Alto offers business plan software. Their products include LivePlan and Business Plan Pro. Palo Alto provides a wealth of free business plan information and resources on


Business Recovery Checklist

This six-page checklist can help business owners assess their options and formulate their recovery plan after a tornado or other disaster.

Checklist for Re-Opening Your Business After a Disaster